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The Random Thoughts Thread

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This deserves its own thread IMO.
 

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I'd rather not have an entire thread dedicated to that issue. At the time, it was a random thing I wanted to vomit into the void.

I know that state borders are just lines on a map, but I think we can all tell when we've crossed a border, without having to be told.
 

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i wonder if your ability to make good decisions in dreams correlates with your ability to make good decisions in real life

i sure hope not
 

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The best things about decisions in dreams is that I usually forget the dream a few minutes later but have to live with real-life decisions forever.
 

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I had a lucid dream once and in it I made 2 decisions: I flew and I banged a hot ass chick.

Those are high-quality decisions if you ask me.
 

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A theory about why INTPs have so few friends: when you are self-conscious in social situations, you appear as less trustworthy because you will constantly manage other's perception of you.
 

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That's part of it definitely. Another part might be silence taken for dishonesty or a holding back of judgmental thoughts. Another might be reserve taken for haughtiness. Another might be a reluctance to expend energy engaging other people socially that leaves them to do all the work and de-incentivizes the maintenance of the rapport :cat:

But that's all been mentioned somewhere, sometime. And I'm INTJ anyway, if higs is to be believed.
 
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Yes the energy thing is definitely important. If one doesn't match their energy and fall way below, that is taken as a dismissive sign. I have felt that myself when I have met people even more introverted than me. You feel somewhat offended.

But to me, the thing with managing other's impression of you is an interesting paradox, almost. Because the only way to mitigate that is to become less socially aware, in some sense. Obviously there is a balance, as you don't want to come off as socially retarded, but at the same time you have to trust that you can act like your natural self without fearing becoming socially rejected by everyone.
 
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Yeah, for me it is analysis paralysis. That is what stops me flat in groups.
 

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For my entire life up until a minute ago, I never knew what the phrase "knock on wood" meant. I've always heard it from random people at random times and never noticed a pattern that would hint me towards its meaning. I never bothered to ask since it was never important for me to do so and so I wouldn't look dumb for not knowing what such a common saying means. Now that I finally consult google, I realize it's quite pointless and stupid. I will never use this term in casual conversation.
 

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When a person is sedated and does things they act like a zombie and do not know what they are doing until later, not sedated. That is me in my dreams. I am sedated, I do stuff and I am only consciously aware I did stuff when I wake up. Every time I am conscious in my dream automatically it is a lucid dream. I am never conscious in my dream and not aware I am dreaming. I never believe the dream is real, I know I am in a dream when conscious. My dreams feel like I am in a cave.
 

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When a person is sedated and does things they act like a zombie and do not know what they are doing until later, not sedated. That is me in my dreams. I am sedated, I do stuff and I am only consciously aware I did stuff when I wake up. Every time I am conscious in my dream automatically it is a lucid dream. I am never conscious in my dream and not aware I am dreaming. I never believe the dream is real, I know I am in a dream when conscious. My dreams feel like I am in a cave.
I work out many of my problems in my sleep through this lucidity and I have a pure conscious thought that allows me to tackle problems(during my lucid dreams). I believe off of scientific analysis and inferences that during your dreams you have the most access to your subconscious and unconscious mind so I try to take advantage of it with the mind-set/state that I can figure out more about problems with this access as long as I don’t necessarily put it into words and keep it with my subconscious throughout the day sorta like an intj with my inferences(Ni) then use that as a sorta cache to use for my introverted thinking and slowly dig out these subconscious thoughts with my mind through out the day into my consciousness
 
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I wonder what my random though off of this thought of randomness will be if I even remember to finish typing this before I jump to another thing
 
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I wonder what my random though off of this thought of randomness will be if I even remember to finish typing this before I jump to another thing
It occurs to me you have 42 posts. congrats.
 

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What if we're the science project of some alien kid from a super long-lived species? And he created an entire semi-intelligent race to show how hubris alone can terraform an entire planet into something far friendlier to their greenhouse-gas-loving selves. But being a school project, it's big, unwieldy, and ultimately of little value, since they generally just use something way more sophisticated like bottled concentrated farts.
 

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Go to Seminar.
They ask you to fill out a survey.
Servey Question asks:
What is your Life Goal?
Your answer.
Get killed by Fire.
Later on that day.
Tells friends you had a good time at the seminar.
 
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went the other day to the center of the city and drank like 5 beers plus 1 rum+cola
came back home driving, alcohol test waiting for me almost at my door, results: 0.19, all cool because it is permitted until 0.25
i was curious and checked some websites for the levels of alcohol on vein and was pretty surprised to see all the apocalyptical stuff they write about it, apparently with 0.19 my tongue would speak parcel and experience severe mood swings and probably i would feel depressed.
i thought i was super calm and in control all the time, even too awake to joke with the traffic inspector, dude i was so bright that i parked my car super nicely and laugh about the fact i was going to take the test even when i knew i had been drinking for a while...
what i do have experienced lately is that i get sleepy / high pretty quickly even tho i never go fully drunk.
 

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went the other day to the center of the city and drank like 5 beers plus 1 rum+cola
came back home driving, alcohol test waiting for me almost at my door, results: 0.19, all cool because it is permitted until 0.25
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huh. Where is that?

Generally in the USA BAC cutoff seems to be at .08 (two drinks) before being considered legally drunk. You would be considered well past the boundary here.
 
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huh. Where is that?

Generally in the USA BAC cutoff seems to be at .08 (two drinks) before being considered legally drunk. You would be considered well past the boundary here.
Spain, here the top is 0.5 which is 0.25mg or smth like that.
What surprised me was that I drank at least 5 large cans and one rum cola and after that I scored so low.
 

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@Gudoldrama you must have been extremely drunk when you read off 0.19 after that amount of drinking. Or your equipment is broken. You wouldn't have that kind of level until well into the next day.
 

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here's one i had recently I asked myself why the heck does people listen to music ?why and how did we come to produce it ? why is it enjoyable to hear a voice on a certain rhytm going from crescendos to tenors and to hear instruments doing sounds , when you think about it, it seems pretty weird.. I could just link the fact that for example when you hear a sad piano piece, it s often slow,and the notes have wide intervals between them, and that to some extent can be similar to the way that someone cries or screams or tells a sad/tragic story, so there might be a link there, and the same with cheerful piano pieces, it sounds like when somebody is laughing or telling a cheery story, fast beats etc.. I didn't look it up first to have an empiric aproach. sorry for the bad english it's not my native language. any thoughts or remarks on music etc ?
 

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About 50% of the time I end up going to a McDonlads restaurant, I get very close to punching someone in the face. Those restaurants seem to attract the lowest form of garbage people out there – drunks, people who cut the line, people who don't know how to behave in public spaces, and various other savages. The food itself is pretty good though.
 
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About 50% of the time I end up going to a McDonlads restaurant, I get very close to punching someone in the face. Those restaurants seem to attract the lowest form of garbage people out there – drunks, people who cut the line, people who don't know how to behave in public spaces, and various other savages. The food itself is pretty good though.
Drive through solves most of those problems, at least artificially because you don't know what those other people are actually doing.
 

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I had my first coffee in like a couple of weeks and now cant sleep pls help me
 
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so how's russia world cup 2018 going?, i'm watching sweden - korea atm, how are you living it? XD, i bet those lucky ones who got to travel to russia, are having more fun with girls than with actual sport
 

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I just need to get this out there – for cathartic purposes. There is this song that is regularly played when I'm at the gym, which I'm pretty sure is the shittiest music ever produced by humankind. It's so fucking disgustingly utter trash that it sends me into a depression when I am forced to listen to it. I would love to know what sort of depraved, soulless hominids out there are actually consuming this abomination. Fuck you to whomever made this shit and whomever likes it.

Here it is:
 
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i agree, if there's any good reggaeton, then it's the old reggaeton, 1998-2005 era, after that, only bullshit.
i enjoy watching football, it's kind of an easy entertainment, probably because of the drama, more than anything else, the memes people create and so on, i was skeptic about it as well but my friend convinced me to watch portugal vs spain in a bar last week and it totally changed me! just look how round everything looks. y9lZJVh.jpg
 
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